Solvers' Choice

Each year, one award goes in the opposite direction: from the contestants to the Problem Committee!

The Solvers’ Choice Award is awarded each year to the authors of the most popular problem, determined by a survey of that year’s contestants.

Year Problem Author
2003 Transcendental Algebra Ksenia Gilyarova
2004 Lakhota Ivan Derzhanski
2005 Tzotzil Boris Iomdin
2006 Lakhota Pyotr Arkadiev
2007 Braille Alexander Berdichevsky
2008 Drehu and Cemuhî Ksenia Gilyarova
2009 Sulka Evgenia Korovina, Ivan Derzhanski
2010 Blissymbolics Alexander Piperski
2011 EAN-13 Hugh Dobbs
2012 Umbu-Ungu Ksenia Gilyarova
2013 Telepathy Boris Iomdin
2014 Tangut Ivan Derzhanski
2015 Soundex Alexander Piperski
2016 Aralle-Tabulahan Ksenia Gilyarova
2017 Khom script/Laven Tae Hun Lee
2018 Hakhun Peter Arkadiev
2019 Yurok Boris Iomdin, Samuel Ahmed